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Almond & Chocolate Brunch Rolls

This is the ultimate quick n' easy brunch recipe, and it tastes AMAZING! It is so simple to make, it is a great one to let the kids get involved in.

If you've followed me for a while, you'll know I'm not a huge fan of baking with kids! The flour all over the kitchen, a crunchy layer of sugar under foot, the stress of trying to get young children to accurately measure ingredients.....too much hassle for me!! However, this recipe uses a handy cheat - croissant dough in a can. If you haven't tried them before, you'll be hooked 

I've added some notes at the end on getting children involved. But first, the recipe!

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 Almond & Chocolate Brunch Rolls made from Jus Rol Croissant Pastry on a dining table set for brunch

Ingredients (serves 6)

2 tbsp Almond Butter

20g butter

2 heaped tsp brown sugar

2 heaped tsp cocoa powder

1 can Jus Rol Croissant dough

Preheat oven to 180C. Measure the almond butter and butter in to a small mixing bowl. Microwave on high for about 15 seconds to soften. Mix well. Measure in the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth. Open the can of croissant dough according to the on-pack instructions. Unroll the dough. You will see the serrated markings for cutting in to triangles for making croissants - ignore these! Spread the almond mixture evenly over the whole surface of the dough. Cut the dough in to three sections (a Kiddikutter knife can be used for this part). Roll up each section, and cut each roll evenly in to 6 pieces (18 mini rolls in total). Butter a round tin (or whatever type you have), if it is non-stick, even better! The tin should be large enough to fit all the rolls, cut side up so you can see the swirl, leaving about a half centimeter between them. Place the tin in the oven for approx 15 mins. Turn if needed during cooking, to ensure the rolls rise and turn golden brown evenly.

Let cool slightly, and then serve in the tin straight to your brunch table, and let people tear off rolls for themselves. 

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Tasks for toddlers:

- Adding pre-measured ingredients to the mixing bowl

- Mixing the almond mixture

- Spreading the mixture over the dough

- Adding the cut rolls to the tin

Tasks for young children (approx age 4 plus)

All of above, plus

- Measuring ingredients

- Cutting dough in to sections with a Kiddikutter Children's Safety Knife

- Rolling up sections of dough

Tasks for older children (approx age 8 plus)

 - Everything! Under supervision! An adult should certainly manage the oven parts, plus it is best to use a sharp serrated knife for cutting the dough rolls in to sections, which will need caerful supervision